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Montenegro: Full-Day Tour to Lovcen National Park & More

1. Montenegro: Full-Day Tour to Lovcen National Park & More

This tour starts from Kotor at around 9:00 AM with pickup possible from Budva, Tivat, and Herceg Novi. After a short drive, be amazed by the old road constructed in 1879 by Austro-Hungarians to connect Kotor and Cetinje, the old royal capital. It has 25 curves and there will be several stops for you to take photos and enjoy the beauty of Boka Bay. Enjoy breakfast in Njegusi village, best known as the birthplace of the Petrović dynasty, which ruled Montenegro from 1696 to 1918. The mausoleum sits at the top of a climb of 461 steps. The most impressive part of the mausoleum is the chapel which has 6 sides, and the beautiful ceiling covered with over 200,000 gilded tiles creating a fascinating mosaic.  Then, enjoy a 1-hour walking tour through Cetinje, visiting its main sights, such as Cetinje Monastery where several relics are kept including the remains of St. Peter of Cetinje, particles of the True Cross, and the Icon of the Philermos Mother of God along with many more. Discover museums, the royal theater, historic foreign embassies, and Vlaska Church, built in 1450, with its fence made out of barrels of captured enemy rifles. The next stop is River Crnojevica, a small historical town in Central Montenegro on the ancient trading route through the country. It is worth visiting for both the lake and the old architecture left over from the trader days. Your lunch break will be here and don't hesitate to try the local fish. Here, take a 1-hour boat ride along the river. Afterward, visit Sveti Stefan before returning to Kotor.   Itinerary: Start from Kotor with photo stops along the serpentines 10:30 AM - Arrival at Njegusi village, breakfast break 12:00 PM - Visit to the mausoleum, Lovćen National Park 13:45 PM - Arrival at Cetinje, walking tour 3:30 PM - Arrival at River of Crnojević, lunch break 5:00 PM - Boat ride, swimming (depending on the temperature) 6:30 PM - Departure to St. Stefan (via Cetinje), scenic drive above Budva 7:30 PM - St. Stefan photo stop 7:40 PM - Return to Kotor 8:30 PM - Finish in the Old Town of Kotor

Kotor: Lovćen National Park, Budva Old Town & Cetinje Tour

2. Kotor: Lovćen National Park, Budva Old Town & Cetinje Tour

See the epic Mount Lovćen and visit the mausoleum of Njegoš at its peak, take in the spectacular view across the Bay of Kotor, explore the historical highlight Cetinje, and more, on this guided tour. The tour starts in Kotor, following ancient roads to the first stop, a panoramic view of the Bay of Kotor. You’ll see why this viewpoint, where the earth and the sky meet, is considered one of the most beautiful sights in the world. Lovćen National Park is next: This symbol of Montenegrin freedom and heroism, with a view of Lake Skadar and its incredible mountains, offers a one-of-a-kind visual experience. A highlight of the tour is the mausoleum of the bishop and poet, Petar Petrović Njegoš, found at the top of Mount Lovćen. Next on the tour is Cetinje, the historical capital of Montenegro, which is also known as the Valley of Gods. This cultural center will make you feel like you’ve stepped through time.  The final stop on the tour is Budva, a popular attraction, offering the charm of the old city and the fortress of St. Mary. The view from the popular citadel includes the island of St. Nicholas, Budva, and a stunning beach.

Kotor: Private Lovcen and Kotor Old Town Walking Tour

3. Kotor: Private Lovcen and Kotor Old Town Walking Tour

Meet your guide in Kotor, and begin your journey along the famous Old Road. Constructed in 1879, this road was built by Austro-Hungarians who hoped to connect Kotor and Cetinje, the old royal capital of Montenegro. Climb the 25 sharp turns, or serpentines, of the Old Road. Feel your adrenaline pumping as your meander ever upwards along this narrow and winding path. Along the way, you’ll stop at serpentines number 5 and 25 and take in the mind-blowing views. Continue towards the Lovćen peaks. Conquer the “Sea of Rocks” as you drive through the National Park of Lovćen and reach the Lake Peak situated 1,660 meters above sea level. Drive up to the second highest peak of Lovćen and visit the highest mausoleum in the world. See the resting place of Petar II Petrović Njegoš, the greatest Montenegrin ruler and poet. Climb exactly 461 steps and see a statue of Njegoš sculpted by Ivan Meštrović. As you leave the mausoleum, pause and enjoy the amazing views of the rocky landscape of Montenegro. Drive to Old Town Kotor and take a walking tour of this charming locale. See the Arms Square, the clock tower, and Bizanti and Beskuća Palace. Stroll through the Flower Square, the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon, and Karampana Fountain. Visit the Maritime Museum and the Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church. Itinerary: 12:00 PM Start from Kotor (from the agreed location) 12:20 PM Photo stop at 5th serpentine 12:50 PM Photo stop at 25th serpentine 1:15 PM Arrival at the top of Lovćen, climbing 461 steps to the mausoleum 2:30 PM Return to Kotor 3:30 PM Arrival at the Old Town, walking tour 1.5 hours 5:00 PM Finish of the tour

Kotor: Private Day Trip to Lovcen & Skadar Lake

4. Kotor: Private Day Trip to Lovcen & Skadar Lake

Visit Njegos Mausoleum at the peak of Lovcen National Park, rising above the coastal region and a hinterland of Kotor. It includes the territory of Cetinje and Budva municipalities.  Cetinje is the historical capital of Montenegro, located at an altitude of 670 meters, and was the capital and main cultural center of Montenegro for four and a half centuries, so the walking tour will let you feel the spirit of old Montenegro. National Park Skadar Lake will be your next destination. There, you will get a chance to take a boat ride on the lake, and also taste fish and wine in a traditional local restaurant. Photo breaks will also be included on your way back to Kotor.

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What people are saying about Lovcen National Park

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 343 reviews

This excursion was super well organized from start to finish. Our guide Mladen was very informative, warm and knowledgeable, the bus driver Milan was very professional and friendly and the views were breathtaking. Thanks very much!

Well worth doing this trip as it takes to you to so many highlights of Montenegro in one day. We were not rushed and felt very safe with an excellent driver and informative guide. Excellent value for money and highly recommended.

The best tour quide ever Fantastic job, every hour was well spend. Fritters and honey. Cheese/prosciutto Boat ride an lake swimming glorious. 360 MONTE A MUST. THE BEST TOUR I EVER TOOK.

One of the most wonderful days we have experienced ever in all of our trips to Europe. The weather Gods shone upon us and we had the most superb guide.

the tour guide Vanjia was excellent. The places we visited were perfect.